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Same same but different

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Vietnam visit 30th and 31st May 2017 It feels good to see familiar faces when you are in a new place and I felt the same meeting officials from Health Strategy Planning Institution (HSPI), Ministry of Health of Vietnam once again. I had met them earlier during the HTAsiaLink conference held in April 2017 in […]

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage

By Kartik Sharma
Category : Learning

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage Thai efforts to help Indonesia take efficient steps towards UHC Jakarta: As we fly over the clear blue Java Sea, I notice the sand from a few scattered islands sloping into the clear waters. I glance again towards my right shoulder at the travel pack I have been […]

Considering the Inclusion of Off-Label Medicines in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Packages

By Alia Luz
Category : Learning

In the global scheme of medicines provision, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face difficulties in ensuring medicine access. Aside from the improvements still needed to healthcare infrastructure, financing, and service delivery, these countries also face issues in prioritizing their health services and ensuring the sustainability of their benefits packages. These issues are complex, but even […]

Gearing up for Better Decisions: Launching the Guide to health Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR) Online Resource

By Alia Luz
Category : Learning

Imagine you’re a researcher in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC), and you find that you need to conduct an economic evaluation for your country. Now, where do you start? Or if you get halfway and are stuck and don’t know how to conduct, what do you do? These are the problems that the Guide to […]

Indian delegates from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare visited HITAP

By Saudamini Dabak, Chalarntorn Yothasmutra
Category : Learning

(HITAP, Thailand) On 23-25 January 2017, delegates from the Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, visited HITAP to learn about the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) system in Thailand. During the discussion, the application of the Thai experience with HTA to the Indian context and plans for the development […]

Join our expert online community for GEAR database

Category : Others

Are you an expert in economic evaluations? Do you want to guide researchers around the world generate better evidence? We are calling for expert volunteers to join our Guide to Economic Analysis Research (GEAR) database. Your expertise in health economics can make a difference in generating better evidence for better decisions in low- and middle-income countries. What you can do for […]


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